Live: Israeli artillery bombard Gaza as conflict intensifies

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Published on 17 May 2021, 16:54
Israeli artillery open fire on Gaza City Israeli military bombarding the enclave with hundreds of aerial and artillery shells.

Hamas fired dozens of rockets towards Tel Aviv late on Tuesday in response to an Israeli air strike that had flattened a tower block in the Strip.

Israel has launched air strikes against militant targets in the Gaza Strip, after rockets were fired from the territory towards Jerusalem.

The Hamas-run Palestinian health ministry in Gaza said 20 people, including children, had died in the strikes.

In Jerusalem, the rocket fire caused Israel's parliament to be evacuated as sirens sounded.

Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians spiralled in recent days.

Gaza's Hamas rulers had threatened to strike after hundreds of Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem on Monday.

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